Manila (Philippines)

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. Located on the east coast of Manila Bay on the South China Sea, the city has an area of 39km2 which accounts for some 6% of the 636km2 Greater Manila city area.

The culture of Manila is a blend of multiple ethnical and historical features and characteristics.

The majority of the citizens are Malays. Theirs traditions and customs, as well as their common identity, indicate influences from not only Malaysia but from other Asian cultures and even from Western cultures like those of Spain and America.


  • 1,581,000 persons (2000)

Number of Households

  • 357,000 households

Land Area

  • 38.55km2 (2000)

Population Density

  • 63,294 persons/km2

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 1%
    • Secondary Industry: 23%
    • Tertiary Industry: 76%

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

  • Guangzhou (China), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), San Francisco (USA), Sacramento (USA), Yokohama (Japan), Takatsuki (Japan), Yagi (Japan)

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